Buffalo residents create iPhone app for parents on the road

Dec 12, 2011

A couple from Buffalo has created a new iPhone app meant to help parents find kid-friendly amenities.

Jen Sieve-Hicks is one of the app’s creators. She says the program, which is called KIDzOUT, lets parents search for specific things when they’re on the road. For example, you can search for restaurants with kids menus or gas stations with family restrooms.

“This is an app that actually has on-the-ground value for parents, so that when those interruptions occur in your travel day, it’s not as difficult as it could be,” Sieve-Hicks said.

Sieve-Hicks and her husband have compiled a database with about 250,000 locations that will come up in searches. The app is coming out at midnight tonight.